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Alternate Flash Gitz models?


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My next plan is to build out a big mob of Flash Gitz. I like the GW models, but I want to keep my options open- does anyone know another maker with some high quality Flash Gitz equivalent? Conversions are of course not a technical problem but I don't have as much time so I'd like to start with a base that won't need as much work.I'm not super into the pirate theme with Badrukk and whatnot but I don't hate it either.

 

I could always chop up some of my leftover deffguns and put them on some nobz, but maybe there's something neat out there?


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They do combine quite well with the nobz kit if you cut the mid 'breach' section of the snazzguns down to one 'cover length' from the two cover lengths that GW model them with, this leaves five spare breach covers which can be applied to the nobz' kombi weapons to beef them up a bit so you end up with this sort of thing - http://www.the-waaag...=52648&p=706778

Five of the weapons are snazzguns and the other four are modded kombishootas, four of the bodies are flashgitz and the other five are nobz.


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They do combine quite well with the nobz kit if you cut the mid 'breach' section of the snazzguns down to one 'cover length' from the two cover lengths that GW model them with, this leaves five spare breach covers which can be applied to the nobz' kombi weapons to beef them up a bit so you end up with this sort of thing - http://www.the-waaag...=52648&p=706778

Five of the weapons are snazzguns and the other four are modded kombishootas, four of the bodies are flashgitz and the other five are nobz.

 

You have a superb hand at making models look field-worn. The patina work is top notch.

 

I was thinking about using some nobs to fluff out a force, I don't want 20 of mostly the same set of 5 after all. I was thinking too maybe I could cybork them up, they should all have gitfindas anyway. I didn't have a specific theme in mind beyond something that doesn't clash with my Afrikakorps/Desertrats theme, buy cybork-kommando blood axe flash gitz. Maybe some berets? I wonder if anyone makes some good nob-sized cybork parts.


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Cheers for the Comps. I originally did the guns quite clean but they looked way too plasticky so I hadn't much choice but to grubby them up a bit. Afraid I can't help with the other stuff although there is a lot of variation to be had by just mixing up the weapons, bodies, arms, heads and paint jobs. Good luck sorting some for yourself.



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So I'm in a bind: I can find anything I want, but not at the size that I want. Everything is either boy or boss sized, no medium, as it were. What the hell do I do now?  :?


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Are you any good with Milliput or GS :biggrin



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Are you any good with Milliput or GS :biggrin

 

My skills are limited to making field caps, melding bitz and correcting defects. Never picked up the skill, and at this point, never will  :blush

 

Go ahead and have a laugh, an ork player who can't carve out an ork outa greenstuff. But I'll tell you what I can do, I can pick up some various nobz and just use regular parts until just the right cybork bitz come along, and then I'll just buy them! :yes


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Depending on how good you are with a knife or razor saw you can get a lot of mileage from cutting things in half and blending them back together again - in the case of heads, they can be cut mostly through down the back of the head, the back bent apart and the V shaped hole at the back blended in. Arms that are too long can have some of the least detailed bits cut out and be stuck back together again a bit shorter than they were. Legs can be cut from the hips then cut down the flattest bits of the centreline, padded out with a small amount of 'filler of choice' and reassembled slightly wider than originally intended to make them suitable for a bulkier figure - it usually isn't necessary to sculpt the entire figure (and the same goes for any other bits that need to be 'size adjusted' or combined - find the bits that are 'about right' and add just enough filler to do the job)  ;)


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These guns look good on nobz, I'd cobble together a few more barrels onto them though for flashgitz.  They also have a few bionic bitz you might could use, along w/ some steampunk backpack bitz that could be something else.

 

This site has a larger selection of ork stuff.  Note when the description is "bulky" that means nob. 

 

Shortening the box set barrels is a good idea. Despite all the added extra stuff I found they were too uniform for my liking.  I've always felt  that when you look at a snazzgun you shouldn't know what it is, what it does or how it works. 

 

I found the gitz & nobs don't quite fit together as seamlessly as one  would like, but you can definitely make a good mob of gitz out them. 


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These guns look good on nobz, I'd cobble together a few more barrels onto them though for flashgitz.  They also have a few bionic bitz you might could use, along w/ some steampunk backpack bitz that could be something else.

 

This site has a larger selection of ork stuff.  Note when the description is "bulky" that means nob. 

 

Shortening the box set barrels is a good idea. Despite all the added extra stuff I found they were too uniform for my liking.  I've always felt  that when you look at a snazzgun you shouldn't know what it is, what it does or how it works. 

 

I found the gitz & nobs don't quite fit together as seamlessly as one  would like, but you can definitely make a good mob of gitz out them. 

 

Useful information here, I wouldn't have expected the flashgitz and nobz to not fit together smoothly, on account of it all being CAD design. 

 

I'd seen those ork heads earlier but definitely not those guns, thx.  :thumbs


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